Breaking: OIG Report Bolsters Foxx’s Claims of Misconduct By NLRB Officials

by | Oct 4, 2023 | Corruption, Labor Relations Ink, Legal, News, NLRB, Politics

Breaking news out of Washington D.C. over allegations of improper conduct at the NLRB.

Today, the House Education and the Workforce Committee released National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Inspector General (IG) David Berry’s report detailing findings of gross mismanagement in the NLRB’s administration of a mail ballot election. The report was given to the Committee after Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) called on Berry to provide a report that could be released to the public.

Chairwoman Foxx made the following statement: “Having this report front and center for the American people is part of the Committee’s duty of accountability. There are serious mismanagement issues at the NLRB and it’s hurting the agency’s ability to perform its mission faithfully. Berry’s findings make two things certain: First, the Committee’s ongoing investigation into the NLRB is justified. Second, the Committee and IG Berry are rowing in the same direction to root out misconduct at the NLRB.”

Background:

  • March 22, 2023: Chairwoman Foxx issued a subpoena to an NLRB whistleblower, the Assistant to the Regional Director for Region 15 of the National Labor Relations Board after she sounded the alarm about NLRB officials engaging in misconduct and failing to conduct fair and impartial elections.
  • July 31, 2023: IG Berry presented the findings of the OIG report to congressional staff during a closed-door meeting.
  • August 14, 2023: Chairwoman Foxx sent a letter to NLRB Chairman Lauren McFerran and General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo outlining dozens of instances of misconduct found in documents provided by the NLRB whistleblower.
  • September 7, 2023: Chairwoman Foxx sent a letter to IG Berry requesting that his office provide the Committee with a publicly releasable version of the OIG report.

You can read the OIG’s report here and the Committee’s topline summary here. Stay tuned for more developments

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